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Early Voting Totals Reach New High


More West Virginians have voted early this election year than in any of the past four election cycles.

The Secretary of State’s Office reports more than 63,000 West Virginians cast early ballots in just the first seven days of early voting this year. That number is up by some 40,000 votes from 2014 and about 30,000 from the previous presidential election cycle in 2012.

The ten day early voting period began April 27 and ends Saturday, May 7.

Most counties are using county courthouses to host the early voting booths, but your local voting location can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Early voting has been an option for West Virginia voters since 2002.

West Virginia’s primary election day is Tuesday May 10.

Polls will be open in every county from 6:30 that morning until 7:30 that night.